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Safety Lead

The position of Safety Lead is available in Boston, MA. The role requires the oversight and management of comprehensive safety, health, and environmental programs at the facility. The Safety Lead will provide guidance and support to ensure compliance with all relevant laws, regulations, and standards, while also fostering a culture of safety within the organization.

Responsibilities:

Program Development and Compliance:

  • Design and implement strategic safety programs to achieve organizational goals
  • Develop performance objectives and key performance indicators (KPIs) to measure safety performance
  • Communicate safety status and needs to employees and management
  • Create and maintain safety standards, directives, and procedures to ensure compliance with regulations and minimize liability
  • Assist with accident investigations and recommend preventive measures
  • Stay up-to-date with EHS regulations and laws to provide expertise and problem-solving support
  • Facilitate compliance with environmental and safety standards through audits and inspections

Safety Training:

  • Take a proactive approach to accident prevention through employee training
  • Maintain training records and documentation
  • Coordinate and conduct safety training sessions
  • Provide training on OSHA requirements, safety orientation, chemical safety, and fire extinguisher usage

Contractor and Vendor Compliance:

  • Coordinate and review safety training provided by vendors
  • Ensure compliance of safety programs for temporary workers
  • Maintain first aid supplies and safety equipment

Program Oversight:

  • Act as the main point of contact for the Plant Safety Committee
  • Drive culture change across the organization
  • Oversee emergency response, security, and fire protection programs
  • Administer respiratory protection and hearing conservation programs

Commitment to safety begins with management. Managers and frontline supervisors are accountable for creating and maintaining a culture of Safety and assuring a safe work environment.

Other Duties as Assigned

Requirements:

  • In-depth knowledge of OSHA, EPA, and industry environmental, health, and safety standards
  • Analytical skills to assess performance metrics and outcomes
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong problem-solving and decision-making abilities
  • Ability to develop and implement policies, programs, and training
  • Familiarity with manufacturing practices, preferably in the food industry
  • Flexibility to adjust work hours as needed
  • Demonstrated ability to adapt to changing priorities and work independently or in a team

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Occupational / Industrial Safety, Industrial Hygiene, Engineering, Environmental Science, or a related field
  • Certification in an EHS-related discipline is a plus
  • Minimum of 5 years of EHS program management experience in a manufacturing environment

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